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Poster: light into ashes Date: Apr 26, 2010 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MAY

Well, I'm a notorious first-set-skipper myself (I don't have much time), and the set IIs are where most of the action is, aside from the stray Playing in the Band or Good Lovin'.

I think it would be useful, and not redundant, if you posted your reviews as well. Between your reviews and Cliff's it would be like a stereo word-matrix...
Heck, I don't like my show descriptions at all, but I keep putting 'em up anyway in case someone gets something out of them.
The way I see it, reviews like these serve a couple good functions - they help newcomers see where the highlights are, and they help familiar old-time listeners 'relive' the jams (or remember when those moments were). And sometimes it's illuminating to see how differently someone else hears something.
(One challenge of these types of jams, is they can sound quite different when you re-listen, depending on your mood or focus - there's always more happening than you can hear.)

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Poster: deadmax Date: Apr 26, 2010 9:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MAY

Yes, well, I certainly get a lot out of your reviews and enjoy every single one (even if I don't post about it)(because I have nothing to add) and can see where even if a person doesn't like their own review, it is a different set of ears for someone else and might turn them on to something they hadn't heard before.

LiA, I love the insight you bring to a review that slipped by me because I was tripping the light fantastic while you were listening - intently - to what each musician was doing. I like the different perspective that brings a whole new meaning to something I might be quite familiar with. In my own way of course. So I see your point and am not really ashamed of my reviews so post them I will and let them stand for whatever paltry existence they unfold.

It seems that many people can review one particular show and each one is idiosyncratic to each reviewer and each one shines a different-angled stage light on the show that was not seen by anyone else in attendance.

Cliff, you've done a stupendous job with this and I commend you on the effort and talent that has gone into this.